Liquid Weather ++
Karamba & Superkaramba
Score 76%
Description:

This is a desktop applet for superkaramba that displays weather information and forecasts.

VERSIONS >= 12.0 REQUIRE SUPERKARAMBA V0.39, PYQT and IMAGEMAGICK

Export functionality in versions >= 14.0 requires the reportlab python modules.

OLDER VERSIONS THAT WORK WITH EARLIER SUPERKARAMBA RELEASES ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON THE DOWNLOADS SECTION ON MY SITE
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You can click on the weather images to get more detail about the forecast for that day, or the current weather conditions. To install, just untar the tarball, where you keep your other superkaramba themes. Then run with the command:

superkaramba /path/to/themes/liquid_weather.theme

or launch from the superkaramba gui.

Go to the homepage, to get information on how to use the theme - there's a full manual/faq page there.

Features:

- Weather forecasts from weather.com or BBC or Accuweather for most cities/locations worldwide.
- Details of current conditions.
- Daily forecasts and weather details for today and the following 4 days.
- Hourly forecasts for the next 12 hours, if using weather.com as a data source.
- Set multiple cities for easy access.
- Moon phases if using weather.com as a data source.
- All sorts of different weather maps for all major world regions, including antarctica.
- Latest worldwide earthquake data.
- Notification of major storms (ie hurricanes, cyclones and typhoons) - NB don't rely on these when your personal safety is involved.
- View up to 5 web cams.
- All data updates automatically every 1, 2 or 3 hours.
- Multiple background and icon themes.
- Translated into 24 languages.
- Export forecasts via email or printer.
- Gui configuration for everything through the configuration menu.

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LIQUID WEATHER NEEDS TRANSLATORS
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Currently, I have good translators keeping the German, Italian, French, Finnish, Polish and Dutch translations up to date. I need translators for the other languages that are starting to get out of date, or who can do new languages. If you can help out, please email me - this is an easy way for non-coders to help out.

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POST BUGS ON THE FORUMS ON MY WEBSITE
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There are now forums on my website. The format on the forums is far easier to navigate than the comments section here, and it's fully searchable. Please use the forums for discussing liquid weather/posting bugs, as it makes it easier for others to find fixes, and makes it easier for me to keep track of things.

Matt
Last changelog:

14 years ago

1 June 2008

I've added a new iconset - called "Sticker". A simple icon theme with nice gradients. Check it out on the "Addons" page on http://liquidweather.net

24 May 2008

There is now a Mandriva rpm for liquidweather. Link on the download page on my site. I don't do Mandriva, so haven't tested it, so don't blame me if it's broken :-)

18 May 2008

In addition to fixing the weather.com issue in the latest version, I've now also fixed the last "old" version that worked with SK 0.38 and 0.39 - so you can now also download version 11.3 from the website as well.

17 May 2008

... and we're back. weather.com xml data feed should be fixed with this version :-)

11 May 2008

***WEATHER.COM DATA FEED IS BROKEN***

For some reason, weather.com has stopped providing data via my xml subscription. I am going to email them to find out what's going on. Hopefully this will be fixed shortly.

14.8

This release sees the addition of a simplified and traditional Chinese translation thanks to David Peng. I've also fixed the bug with the German translation.

14.7

The BBC parsing engine is broken. BBC changed their html. I have temporarily disabled BBC in the config dialog until fixed. If anyone wants to have a go at fixing it, feel free.

I've also added a Hindi translation thanks to Abhay.

14.6.1

A fix for a minor translation bug.

14.6

This release sees a new default background theme - I think it's very professional looking. It's called Black Cutouts - see the screenshots above. In addition, there are a number of bug fixes, that have been laying dormant for a while:

* Fixed a networking bug that meant that downloading data failed when first opening the theme - I can't believe more people haven't reported this bug - it's a major.

* Text resizing in the detail panel now works properly for the "emerge text" animation.

* Fixed a but with the daily forecast panel not opening and closing properly after repeated operation.

* Other minor tidy ups.

New Iconset

I've released a new iconset. Nice simple wireart icons. Check the "addons" page on the liquidweather website (link below).

14.5

More bug fixes:

* Error message popups are now translated
* Fixed a bug that corrupted the locations list when locations were deleted from the saved locations list in the config dialog
* Updates to the following translations:
o Italian
o French
o German
o Polish
o Latvian
o Swedish
o Romanian
o Serbian(Cyr)
o Serbian(Lat)

Matt

aiiee

7 years ago

this is still a good app. Too bad no one is really maintaining it any more. The environment has changed, especially in Kubuntu, and the developer has lost interest. It's ok though, there are plenty of weather apps out there, and now they will be better than this one. They work :)

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Matti

7 years ago

I've stopped developing this for a number of reasons. The most significant is that superkaramba in kde4 is too broken to enable a decent port of this theme. I have actually ported it, but there is no way I can release it given the state of superkaramba.

The other reason is that there are some very very good alternative plasmoids out there.

Hopefully that explains the current situation.

Matt

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aiiee

7 years ago

it does. thanks :)

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amdfanatyk

7 years ago

Fuck KDE4! I want Liquid Weather++ working on my KDE3!

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akshaykk

7 years ago

In my opinion none of them are as good as liquidweather++ :)

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assfaceJackson2

8 years ago

If you're still stuck on KDE 3.5 and are having trouble with getting data from Weather.com, see this post on the LWP forums for the fix:

http://liquidweather.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=767

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pierat

8 years ago

Hello!

I really love this theme!

However, if the network is unreachable for some reason when you log into KDE, LWP keeps other Karamba themes to load as well because it waits for its data.

Is it possible to send the starting procedure to the background so it doesn't interfere with the starting of other themes?

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Perelin

8 years ago

can help with russian language

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Matti

8 years ago

Hi,

I have in fact ported liquid weather to kde4, however, superkaramba in kde4 and the associated python bindings are currently very broken and it doesn't work very well at all.

Porting to KDE4 is a lot more involved than one of the comments above would indicate. Whilst the superkaramba part of the theme will work fine, the configuration utility will not run - I have ported the config utility and it works just fine. I don't really want to release it and then have to deal with bugs which are the result of issues in superkaramba.

I've looked at doing lwp as a plasmoid, but at the moment the only documentation for creating a plasmoid are c++ focussed and I don't know c++ and don't have time to learn it. If someone puts out a tutorial on creating a plasmoid in python, then I'll have a go at porting lwp to a plasmoid. However, if the kde4 port of superkaramba were better, then this wouldn't be necessary.

Sorry I can't be more helpful, but at the moment, I'm waiting for the final version of kde4.2 to come out, to see if things have improved on the superkaramba front. I'll re-post once 4.2 is out.

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jwistead

8 years ago

Hi Matti,

Thanks for clearing this situation up. Sure do appreciate your hard work.

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slsimic

8 years ago

Is there a possibility to see this wonderful piece of software like plasmoid for KDE4?

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Bashka

9 years ago

sry, but your manual does not work with my kde4 :(
i'm doing what you've written step by step, but it doesn't allow me to click the next button, so i cannot continue :(
Any idea?

thanks
Bashka

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tarahmarie

9 years ago

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=770295 For those having pyqt problems on a Debian system. There is no solution yet.

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jwistead

8 years ago

More on this here...

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=430326

http://kdebindings-kde4.sourcearchive.com/documentation/4.0.3/classKross_1_1PythonInterpreter_396351c0273f85c597b2e3fab2efd8e7.html

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diddy1234

9 years ago

Figured out how to fix it for KDE 4
(google is my friend)

Heres the steps :-

First, make sure you have the package python-qt4 installed.

Using the Add Widgets, select Install from File. Choose SuperKaramba. Click Next and find the lwp-15.0.skz. and Click Finish.

The contents of the skz will be extracted to ~/.kde4/share/apps/plasma/plasmoids/sk_lwp-15.0

You need to modify the file liquid_weather.py. In the method checkDependencies(widget), it tries importing qt libs, which for whatever reason fails. So comment (or remove) out the following (lines 3663-3668)

hey presto it all now works.

Hope it helps

RD

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chepioq

8 years ago

@ diddy1234
I am doing step by step your little tuto and that's work for me with Fedora 10 preview.
But there are two problem:
1) Changing location with configure Theme don't work (that's freeze liquid weather) and I am obliged to remove folders and files lwp in .~/.superkaramba and re-run liquid weather. For change location I modified the line=35 in .~/.kde/share/apps/plasma/plasmoids/sk_lwp-15.0/lwp-15.0.skz/liquid-weather.py (I remplace the location by my city location).
2)In configure Theme "Select Translation" don't work (if I choose French, the Apply button don't work and Liquid Weather freeze, I have no solution for this...)

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jwistead

8 years ago

I commented out the "from qt import *" ... but that only gets me a console version of the widget, it almost looks like debug functionality.

There seems to be two problems. When "from qt import *" is inside the checkDependencies function, the runtime complains that import * only works at the module level (I think this might be an issue for Python 2.2 and later). If the import is moved to the module level, then we get the "Import of the PyQt3 module is not allowed" error.

So just a quick thought. What if we get rid of the import *? Would this make a difference?

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frankqn1

9 years ago

Why some weather.com cities are not shown correctly?

E.g. GMXX0044 always is shown as Dusseldorf, but it is wrong. GMXX0044 has to be Gelsenkirchen as shown right e.g. in weather screenlet (http://compiz-themes.org/content/show.php/?content=77163).

GMXX0024 (Dortmund) is also shown shown wrong but only some times.

Frank

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sakasa

9 years ago

I can see that you like what you do. The more important thing is your time taking to explain the directions. The work is outstanding!

Best Regards,

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arch0njw

9 years ago

I really took for granted how much I like this little theme. Thanks for fixing it.

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grumpy07

9 years ago

Thank you for posting the Mandriva download so far working great.

Many thanks.

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sgrayban

9 years ago

Does not work under KDE4.

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sgrayban

9 years ago

The error I get is:

You do not have PyQT installed. This is a critical dependency for Liquid Weather ++. Please install it and try again.

But I do have it installed.

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Matti

9 years ago

Doesn't work in kde4. Sorry.

I might do a port, just gotta remember where I put my motivation.

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sgrayban

9 years ago

I hope so -- KDE4 is getting very stable now and alot of users have it installed.

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14 years ago

1 June 2008

I've added a new iconset - called "Sticker". A simple icon theme with nice gradients. Check it out on the "Addons" page on http://liquidweather.net

24 May 2008

There is now a Mandriva rpm for liquidweather. Link on the download page on my site. I don't do Mandriva, so haven't tested it, so don't blame me if it's broken :-)

18 May 2008

In addition to fixing the weather.com issue in the latest version, I've now also fixed the last "old" version that worked with SK 0.38 and 0.39 - so you can now also download version 11.3 from the website as well.

17 May 2008

... and we're back. weather.com xml data feed should be fixed with this version :-)

11 May 2008

***WEATHER.COM DATA FEED IS BROKEN***

For some reason, weather.com has stopped providing data via my xml subscription. I am going to email them to find out what's going on. Hopefully this will be fixed shortly.

14.8

This release sees the addition of a simplified and traditional Chinese translation thanks to David Peng. I've also fixed the bug with the German translation.

14.7

The BBC parsing engine is broken. BBC changed their html. I have temporarily disabled BBC in the config dialog until fixed. If anyone wants to have a go at fixing it, feel free.

I've also added a Hindi translation thanks to Abhay.

14.6.1

A fix for a minor translation bug.

14.6

This release sees a new default background theme - I think it's very professional looking. It's called Black Cutouts - see the screenshots above. In addition, there are a number of bug fixes, that have been laying dormant for a while:

* Fixed a networking bug that meant that downloading data failed when first opening the theme - I can't believe more people haven't reported this bug - it's a major.

* Text resizing in the detail panel now works properly for the "emerge text" animation.

* Fixed a but with the daily forecast panel not opening and closing properly after repeated operation.

* Other minor tidy ups.

New Iconset

I've released a new iconset. Nice simple wireart icons. Check the "addons" page on the liquidweather website (link below).

14.5

More bug fixes:

* Error message popups are now translated
* Fixed a bug that corrupted the locations list when locations were deleted from the saved locations list in the config dialog
* Updates to the following translations:
o Italian
o French
o German
o Polish
o Latvian
o Swedish
o Romanian
o Serbian(Cyr)
o Serbian(Lat)

Matt

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